Israel-Hezbollah Swap May Signal Progress

Exchange could foreshadow more controversial deals
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2008 3:39 PM CDT
An ambulance containing the remains of Israeli soldiers crosses the border from Lebanon after the release of a man convicted of spying for Hezbollah.    (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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(Newser) – The weekend swap of a Hezbollah spy for the remains of two kidnapped Israeli soldiers has whipped up speculation about the release of more Lebanese prisoners, the Independent reports. Although Israel denied the return of the remains was negotiated, the German foreign minister has been facilitating talks between the parties, which may be addressing the fate of 10 Lebanese operatives and two Israeli soldiers.